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UT must notify students of sexual assaults near campus
December 5, 2017
Senior Columnist Emily Vernon advocates for UT to expand its emergency notifications to include more off-campus assaults.
Engaging curriculum vital for students’ education
November 27, 2017
Senior columist Emily Vernon highlights the benefits to student-led, engaging teaching.
Students should minimize their fast food waste
November 13, 2017
Senior columnist Emily Vernon explains simple ways that students can cut down waste on campus.
College Task Force projects student voices
November 8, 2017
Senior columnist Emily Vernon applauds Austin's creation of a College Task Force as a positive gesture toward involving student voices in city policy.
Students should utilize Austin’s new Central Library
October 29, 2017
Senior columnist Emily Vernon implores Austin students to take advantage of our city's new, advanced library.
Austinites should welcome relocation of Columbus Crew
October 23, 2017
Senior columnist Emily Vernon makes the case for why the Columbus Crew should make the move to Austin.
Catcallers must be reprimanded
October 16, 2017
Senior columnist Emily Verson explains why men need to be held accountable for their harassment of women.
The National Book Award's diverse finalists prove a step in the right direction
October 9, 2017
Senior columnist Emily Vernon lauds the National Book Awards for recognizing diversity in literature.
Concussion education must be included in school curriculums
October 2, 2017
Senior Columnist Emily Vernon pushes for proactive conversations about concussions.
Students should become more library-literate
September 27, 2017
Senior Columnist Emily Vernon urges professors to teach students about the benefits of UT's library system.
Texas high schools must encourage voting
September 18, 2017
Senior Columnist Emily Vernon pushes schools to encourage voter registration.
Modernization of AISD schools proves vital
September 11, 2017
Senior Columnist Emily Vernon laudes AISD's new bond proposal as necessary to prepare its students.
Local Houston media prevailed in coverage of Hurricane Harvey
September 4, 2017
Senior columnist Emily Vernon lauds local media's reaction to Hurricane Harvey.
Administrators must heed students’ predictive perspectives
August 27, 2017
Senior Columnist Emily Vernon points out students' valuable perspectives on issues such as the impact of Confederate statuary.
Daily Texan Forum says goodbye, for now
April 28, 2017
The Daily Texan Forum team introduces the last contributions of the semester.
Forum: Week of April 21
April 20, 2017
Forum editors Jordan Shenhar and Emily Vernon introduces this week's contributions.
Forum: Texas officials aim to serve campus community
April 14, 2017
Forum Editors Jordan Shenhar and Emily Vernon introduce this week's contributions from two state legislators and a Texas Supreme Court justice, on the subjects of sexual assault prevention and Public Benefit Corporations
Forum: Press criticism fails to acknowledge diversity in media
April 7, 2017
To coincide with Texas Student Media's Support Student Voices initiative, this week's Forum highlights different perspectives on how media organizations operate and the role they serve for the public.
Forum: Students mull improvements to campus life
March 23, 2017
The Daily Texan Forum team introduces on consent at Round Up and eliminating assigned seating at football games.
Forum: Addressing racist threats on campus
March 9, 2017
The Daily Texan Forum team introduces this week's Forum on white supremacist threats on campus.
Forum: National affairs consume campus politics
March 3, 2017
The Daily Texan Forum Team introduces this week's contributions from SG President Kevin Helgren and former SG Presidential candidate Kallen Dimitroff.
Forum: SG Executive Alliance Candidates
February 24, 2017
Forum editors Jordan Shenhar and Emily Vernon introduce this year's SG executive alliance candidates.
Help us determine The Daily Texan’s future
February 17, 2017
The Daily Texan's Forum team discuss the upcoming race to pick the next Daily Texan Editor-in-Chief.
Forum: Previewing campus-wide elections
February 10, 2017
For this week's forum, we discuss how to get involved in upcoming campus-wide elections.
Forum: Refugee ban hits UT community
February 3, 2017
Forum Editors Jordan Shenhar and Emily Vernon introduce this week's forum on Donald Trump's ban on immigration from seven majority Muslim countries.
Daily Texan Forum needs new voices to take on new challenges
January 26, 2017
Forum editors Jordan Shenhar and Emily Vernon discuss how students can be involved in Forum — and why they should.
Michelle Carter reminds athleticism and femininity are not mutually exclusive
August 25, 2016
Associate Editor Emily Vernon discusses Olympic women's shot put gold medalist Michelle Carter's efforts to convince girls to participate in sports and argues that sports and femininity and not mutually exclusive.
Students should reconsider getting pets while in college
May 3, 2016
Columnist Emily Vernon argues against students having pets while in college.
Alternate admissions policies serve as effective measures to attain elite education
April 27, 2016
Columnist Emily Vernon argues the benefits for non-traditional, alternate admissions policies.
Chariot app offers temporary, beneficial solution in securing women’s safety
April 19, 2016
Columnist Emily Vernon explains how Chariot ride-hailing serves as a temporary, yet beneficial solution in securing women's safety.
Texas inmates deserve more humane conditions
April 12, 2016
Columnist Emily Vernon explains how Texas inmates deserve better and more humane conditions.
Governor Abbott needs to actively address pay inequality
April 5, 2016
Columnist Emily Vernon challenges Governor Abbott to match his lip service on gender pay inequality with substantial legislative action.
Schools named after Confederates must be renamed
March 29, 2016
Columnist Emily Vernon argues that schools named after Confederate leaders need to be renamed.
Delete social media apps to become more productive
March 23, 2016
Columnist Emily Vernon writes on the proven benefits of eliminating social media apps from students' mobile devices.
Protective headgear can protect the safety of soccer
March 9, 2016
Columnist Emily Vernon argues that soccer must adopt more progressive protections against head trauma to ensure a safe future.
Trump jokes distract from his serious threat to nation
March 2, 2016
Columnist Emily Vernon argues that Donald Trump deserves to be taken seriously as a threat to the nation.
Austin’s no-kill status is aided by social media
February 23, 2016
Columnist Emily Vernon explains how viral animal videos are extremely impactful in the fight against animal euthanization.
Equality isn't always fun, include women in the draft
February 16, 2016
Columnist Emily Vernon advocates a draft that will both men and women.
Vote for the policy, not the gender
February 10, 2016
Columnist Emily Vernon challenges two famous feminists' recent comments on female voters.
Beauty standards should be abolished
January 25, 2016
Emily Vernon explains why beauty standards must be abolished.
Counterpoint: Holiday sales help consumers deal with procrastination
December 1, 2015
Christmas time is near, which means so too will the decorations, sales promotions and red Starbucks cups appear. While many Americans embrace this onslaught of commercialization around Christmas, others criticize its early arrival. However, this criticism is often unfair and short-sighted, especially in the case of early Christmas shopping.
Charitable giving should be a year-round effort
November 24, 2015
Columnist Emily Vernon believes the seasonal focus on charitable giving around the holiday season does not maximize the potential to create progress.
Public figures should feel comfortable talking about personal mental health issues
November 17, 2015
People struggling with mental illness need freedom. Freedom from stigma, freedom from the fear often associated with the topic and freedom from seasonality.
Failure of HERO increases discrimination risk in Houston
November 10, 2015
Columnist Emily Vernon argues that the Election Day defeat of Houston's Proposition 1 will hurt transgendered individuals.
Religious influence needlessly derails Texas politics
November 3, 2015
Columnist Emily Vernon believes that Greg Abbott's support for religiously motivated policies is detrimental to the state.
High-profile figures should address all forms of pay inequality
October 27, 2015
Columnist Emily Vernon argues that addressing the gender pay gap also requires an understanding of racial discrimination.
Promoting gender equality requires nuanced rhetoric
October 21, 2015
Women are so often described as “crazy” or “overly emotional” by men that the negative adjectives are often found creeping into a female’s vocabulary when describing other women.
Peeple app disregards complexity of personalities
October 13, 2015
The Peeple app — essentially a “Yelp for people” — will allow users to rate anybody they know on a scale of one to five, as long as the person writing the review is over 21 and can prove identity with a Facebook account. While there is no stopping the launch of the app, the general public needs to understand the detrimental effects of such a concept. Peeple can ruin self esteem and even lives.
Social media increases numbness to violence
October 7, 2015
Columnist Emily Vernon argues that campus carry is dangerous because of this generation's desensitization to violence.
Politicians should have to live abroad, learn another language
September 22, 2015
Columnist Emily Vernon believes that foreign immersion will help America's political leaders adopt more nuanced perspectives on the nation's problems.
Serious effects of concussions demand attention from specialists
September 16, 2015
Columnist Emily Vernon believes the serious risk of post-concussion syndrome and its track record for improper treatment require specialists' attention, rather than treatment from general physicians, for which there is no distinguishing protocol.
Too much overlap between social media, politics polarizes voters
September 13, 2015
Columnist Emily Vernon argues that too much of a political presence on social media can alienate peers and disrupt unity.